EAST RUTHERFORD NJ - SEPTEMBER 26: Chris Johnson #28 of the Tennessee Titans runs the ball past Justin Tuck #91 of the New York Giants at New Meadowlands Stadium on September 26 2010 in East Rutherford New Jersey. The Titans beat the Giants 29 - 10. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
It is good to have Chris Johnson around because he gives us something to talk about when the news is slows. Yesterday on the Jim Rome show, CJ said that he feels like LeBron James after his down year last year (via PFT):
"I feel just like LeBron — a lot of people are going to be back on the bandwagon," Johnson said. "He had a lot of haters out there, a lot of people saying he wasn’t good and things like that and just to see how he overcame that and came back this year and won the championship, it shows his hard work and dedication."
In the same interview Johnson went on to talk about how he still plans on becoming the only player to rush for 2,000 yards twice:
"I feel like a lot of people have written me off," Johnson said. "I still went over 1,000 yards but it wasn’t a CJ2K year. So a lot of people are going to write me off. . . . I want to be the first one to do it twice, that’s certainly a goal of mine to do. . . . I feel like I’m still the best back in the league. When I ran for 2,000 yards my goal was to be the best player in the league and I still want to be that. In order for my team to make it to the playoffs, make it to the Super Bowl, I’m going to have to be the best."
A couple of things from that:
1. He really shouldn't be bragging about going over 1,000 yards. That number really doesn't mean anything anymore.
2. It is good that he still has aspirations of going over 2,000 yards, but there is no chance he ever does that again. If nothing else, he just isn't going to get the touches.